free-basing: 10 date ideas that don’t cost a damn thing.

5 07 2011

once upon a time in the year 2000, there was a really awful movie starring jason biggs. it was the truly mediocre follow up the 90s masterpiece , clueless, and for whatever unknown reason, I TOTALLY LOVE IT.  greg kinnear! mena suvari! what’s not to love? ok, probably a lot… but if you can’t find anything else worthwhile in this pitiful little love story between small town geek with a heart of gold (baby animals!) and street smart city girl who just can’t seem to scrape up enough cash to pay for school, at least give props to the big free date scene.

picture it, dirt poor love interest (played by mena suvari) offers to take adorable protagonist (jason biggs) out on a date. but OMG, she’s DIRT POOR! didn’t she just lose her job at the strip club? how will she ever do it? lemmie break it down for you:

they start out by stealing a loaf of french bread from a bakery early in the morning (do people really just leave fresh bread on the street in the city?). paired with some coffee pilfered from a hotel continental breakfast station… breakfast! then they go to the art museum, where she has a membership.  finally, they tie it all up by sneaking into a broadway show (alan cumming in cabaret no less) at intermission.

it’s all very charming, and a little illegal, and totally unrealistic for pretty much anyone who doesn’t live in a big city. that said, i am fascinated by the concept of the free date. and i started thinking about romantic days that could be had on a budget of zero dollars. here’s everything i came up with, but for the love of god, let’s get this list going. Read the rest of this entry »

weekend pickthrough- random crap that made me smile edition.

5 02 2010

thanks in advance for enjoying this post.

of course the internet has an ugly sweater store.

a lesson in restaurant patronage– portland food coma style.

ok, now i’m hoping for a city-burying snow storm.

is buying a car with cash really a viable option for a girl like me? no, no it isn’t. on the upside, i don’t have 8 kids that i need to stuff into a ram van.

move over nana, these guys are already quilting the shit out of 2010. (richard caro, you’re the man)

looks like food and art are having a sexxxy weekend rendezvous.

and now we have a shark problem? fuck!

save your pennies! the restaurant week cast list has been released (and it’s lookin pretty hot).

just a gentle reminder, today is the first friday art walk. i’m going to go to see some pieces by this guy here. and some pieces by this guy here. any other recommendations?